Tuesday August 31, 1982

US date format: 8/31/1982, UK date format: 31/8/1982

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 1982). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Pepe Reina and Ian Crocker. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band. In UK Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor was in the top 5 hits. We of the Never Never, directed by Igor Auzins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Touch The Devil by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Faerie Tale Theatre. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anteater or Night Stalker.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Movies

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We of the Never Never

We of the Never Never

Directed by: Igor Auzins

Starring: Angela Punch McGregor, Arthur Dignam, Martin Vaughan, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Smithereens

Smithereens

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Starring: Susan Berman, Brad Rijn, Richard Hell, Nada Despotovich

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Starring: Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Paul Dooley, Hoyt Axton

Querelle

Querelle

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet

Zapped!

Zapped!

Directed by: Robert J. Rosenthal

Starring: Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Robert Mandan, Felice Schachter

TV Series

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Faerie Tale Theatre

Faerie Tale Theatre

Starring: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Country: United States of America

The Agatha Christie Hour

The Agatha Christie Hour

Gäster med gester

Gäster med gester

The Little Rascals

The Little Rascals

Cousin Phillis

Cousin Phillis

Days to next August 31

If August 31, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Touch The Devil by Jack Higgins

Touch The Devil

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Frank Barry, terrorist of the highest order. His ideology is money and his track record is flawless. When the Russians want review copies of the latest NATO missile system, Barry is

Different Seasons by Stephen King

Different Seasons

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From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge…the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

The Parsifal Mosaic

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Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

The Fate Of The Earth by Jonathan Schell

The Fate Of The Earth

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Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze.

Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning

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Living Loving and Learning is a delightful collection of Leo Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981. Parts of them have appeared in books and magazine articles, but this is the only complete collection.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Anteater

Anteater

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Tago Electronics

Space Duel

Space Duel

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Bolo

Bolo

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Action (4-directional scroller)

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Night Stalker

Night Stalker

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600, Apple II Mattel Aquarius

Publisher: Mattel

Phaser Patrol

Phaser Patrol

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Small spacecraft simulation

Publisher: Starpath

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 31, 1982?

On August 31, 1982 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is August 31, 1982?

On August 31, 1982 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 31, 1982?

On August 31, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 31, 1982?

On August 31, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 31, 1982?

On August 31, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 31, 1982?

On August 31, 1982 several famous people were born including, Pepe Reina, Ian Crocker, Lien Huyghebaert.

What was the number one song in August 31, 1982?

The number one song in the week of August 31, 1982 was Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band in US and Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor in UK.

What were the top hits on August 31, 1982?

The top hits on August 31, 1982 were Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band, Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, Hard To Say I'm Sorry by Chicago in US and Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, Save A Prayer by Duran Duran, Private Investigations by Dire Straits in UK.


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